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The following Events are sponsored or co-sponsored by The Textile Institute. Just click on the event for additional information.

  • 2017 May 16 - 19: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017 Wu Han, China
  • 2017 June 7 & 8 International Fibre Recycling Symposium
  • 2017 October 16 - 18 Introduction to Textiles - Manchester
  • 2017 November 22 - Textiles and Life - Call for Papers by DUE April 30
  • Introduction to Clothing - DATES for Short Courses, Manchester, UK

    26 October 2017: Fabric Knowledge
    9 November 2017: Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry
    15 November 2017: Understanding Garments
    23 November 2017: Size and Fit
    29 November 2017: Garment Specification
    06 December 2017: The Product Development Process


    16 - 19 May 9  2017: Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium 2017
    Wu Han, China

    Call for Papers/Abstracts - TBIS 2017 (Wu Han)

    Deadline for FULL PAPER / ABSTRACT submission: Jan 31, 2017

    Date for notification of the paper acceptance: Feb 28, 2017

    Deadline for registration: March 15, 2017 (or within 14 days from the date of receiving
    the Paper/ Abstract Acceptance Notification.)

    Online submission:


    International Fibre Recycling Symposium 2017
    Manchester Metropolitan University (Business School)
    7th & 8th June 2017

    Following the 5th International Fibre Recycling Symposium in San Francisco, USA, the next symposium is scheduled to take place in the UK on 7th and 8th June 2017.

    The Fibre Recycling Symposium has been running since 2007 under the joint chairmanship of University of Bolton, UK, Georgia Tech, USA and Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. In 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University has teamed up with The Textile Institute to capture a broader spectrum of research and industrial activities within the recycling arena and offer a bigger platform for dissemination and show casing latest innovations in research and industrial implementations.

    The objective of this international Symposium is to build on the last five symposiums by providing a dynamic forum for exchange of ideas, exploring latest research findings and to generate international cooperation and dialogue in fibre recycling area and more importantly engage industry in taking a lead in exploiting emerging technologies.

    Call for Papers

    Topics of Focus:

    • Natural and synthetic fibre recycling
    • Carpet recycling
    • Reuse of fibrous waste in new applications
    • Clean processing techniques and machineries
    • Environmental impacts and possible solutions
    • Role of design and fashion in recycling
    • Pre-and-post consumer waste processing
    • Consumer behaviour affecting discarded textiles
    • Circular economy case studies
    • Future trends and innovations

    Submission of Abstracts: Short abstracts should be emailed to EasyChair as soon as possible but no later than 24 March 2017. Once approved, authors will be asked to submit manuscript for the proceedings. For further details visit the Symposium Website at:


    Introduction to Textiles

    16-18 October 2017, Manchester

    This intensive training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover the fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing and finishing, fabric testing and analysis.

    Course Director : Professor Subhash Anand MBE Comp TI CText FTI MSc PhD AMCST

    Day 1

    Fibres - Their production, properties and areas of application.

    Yarns - Their production, properties and areas of application.

    Day 2
    Weaving - Yarn preparation, fabric production, fabric structure, fabric properties and areas of application.
    Warp & Weft Knitting - Fabric production, fabric structure, fabric properties and areas of application.
    Nonwoven Fabrics - Classification, web formation, wet-laid, dry-laid and polymer-laid fabric production, fabric properties and areas of application.

    Day 3
    Dyeing & Finishing - Preparatory processes for different textile materials, dyeing, principles of colouration.
    Fabric Testing & Analysis - Fabric performance, fabric specifications, fabric testing and analysis.

    Included in the course fees are refreshments throughout the day, lunch, course materials and samples.

    TBC, Central Manchester, UK

    3 Days Full Course
    TI Member £620
    Non Member £820.00
    Teacher  £480.00
    Student  £400.00

    Rates for individual days are also available.

    All rates are inclusive of VAT

    See flyer for more details


    The Manchester and Cheshire Section

    Textiles and Life
    Wednesday 22nd  November 2017

    Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester

    A special one day conference for research students to present their work.

    See poster

    Please come and share your research with us whether it be design orientated, technology driven or business related.

    Call for Papers due April 30 - PDF file

    The Manchester and Cheshire Section of The Textile Institute is pleased to provide research students with this opportunity to present their research in a formal yet supportive environment.

    What to do next:  Please prepare your 300 word abstract and forward it to by noon on Friday 31st March 2017.

    Delegate fee: £20 (includes refreshments and conference papers)

    Registration -  Details to follow

    Conference Programme  TBC

    Please direct enquiries:



    Introduction to Clothing - Short Courses
    Manchester, UK
    2017    26 October to 6 December

    About the courses:
    Six separate courses will provide a basic introduction to the subject and are intended for anyone just starting a career in the clothing industry whether this be at operative level; a new graduate from another discipline, or management level coming from another industry sector. 

    The curriculum has been developed with the financial support of CAPITB Trust, an independent charity providing support and funding for "people employed or about to be employed in the British clothing industry".

    The courses are approved by The Textile Institute and each Individual course accrues academic credit which along with a specified period of working practice may be used towards obtaining The Textile Institute Chartered Professional Qualifications.

     Fabric Knowledge - 26 October 2017

    The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of 'hands-on' practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of fabric construction and characteristics. 

    Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry - 9 November 2017
    This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and potential communication issues.

    Understanding Garments - 15 November 2017
    Through a process of physical deconstruction of a garment delegates will take a journey around a simple item of clothing, stopping at each stage to discover the complex processes that have gone into producing it.

    Size and Fit - 23 November 2017
    Through a process of analysing anthropometric body measurement procedures, sizing data and garment fit, delegates will be able to evaluate and understand approaches to garment sizing and related fit. 

    Garment Specifications - 29 November 2017
    Delegates will gain an understanding of the different specifications used within the garment industry.  They will carry out a variety of in-class activities relating to garment specifications and will be able to relate them to specific job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    The Product Development Process - 6 December 2017
    Delegates will carry out a variety of in-class activities which will enable them to appreciate the different stages involved in the process of developing a fashion product.  They will also be able to recognise a variety of the job roles that exist within the fashion industry. 

    Cost per course

    Members: £320.00
    Non Members: £400.00
    Student: £198.00
    Teacher: £250.00

    *rates are inclusive of VAT

    Refreshments, lunch and supporting course materials are all included in the price.

     Please click here for booking form 

    For further information please contact:
    Sarah Smith Membership and Events Administrator:


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